Baseball Makes Short Work of Sauk Valley

The Triton baseball team continued their home dominance with a pair of convincing five inning wins over Sauk Valley April 28. The Trojans won 14-3 and 12-2. Triton improves to 23-19, including a 14-3 record at Symonds-Puckett Field. Keil Conway was the hitting star; in the two games combined he had 4 hits, one being a home run and 7 RBI’s. Jorge Mora was 3-for-3 with 3 RBI’s in game one. Damon Softcheck and Alfred Iturralde had a pair of RBI’s in the first win. In game two, Justin Bard drove in two runs. On the hill, Tyler Robbins and Jim Hinkleman picked up the victories respectfully.

Chris Rivera

Sport: Baseball

Position: Pitcher

Year: FR

Height: 6'1"

Weight: 217

About : The freshman from Taft out-dueled South Suburban's ace Joe Greenfield to help give Triton a key 4-1 road victory over their Region IV Division I rival April 4. Rivera allowed one earned run on seven hits. But what sparked Rivera's strong outing was throwing an efficient 109 pitches. "The bottom line was that he threw a lot of strikes today and kept his pitch count down," head coach Harry Torgerson said about Rivera. "Even when South Suburban started to rally, he was able to get them to hit several ground balls and lazy pop flies and credit our defense for making plays behind him."

Harry Torgerson

Sport: Baseball





About : Coach Torgerson on the Trojans big three-run sixth inning that lifted Triton to a 4-1 win April 4 at South Suburban College. "That inning was a perfect example of Trojan baseball," Torgerson said. "We have good team speed and always tell the team about putting the ball in play and making contact. That's how we've been winning all year."